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    not planned  ·  10 comments  ·  Help shape the future of Box » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  3. 100 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Help shape the future of Box » Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    This is not technically possible with the current non-persistent architecture of Box Drive.

    When the ‘Box’ folder disappears (whens users quit, update, log out) Windows folder redirection creates a new ‘Box’ folder to continue to redirect content. This forks the redirection out of Box Drive.

    Workarounds have been investigated heavily, but the cost to implement is too large to commit to the roadmap now.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    You really need to figure out how to make this possible. Both OneDrive and Dropbox can do both selective sync and persistent offline files. I understand that BoxDrive uses a different architecture, but from a user-perspective, Box is lagging here.

    Saying that this is "technically not possible" just means someone lacks the imagination in figuring out how to make it work. It's software -- anything is technically possible. If BoxSync could do it, then you can do it here too.

    Try changing the nature of what it means when a user marks a folder as available offline. Rather than just keeping a persistent cache of the offline files, make that designation actually sync the files to the local profile folders as actual files within the OS.

    Or,, allow admins to designate one specific top level folder ("UserProfile", for instance) within each user account to be available in a persistent offline state separate from the user's other folders. Treat the sync of that folder as a separate event within BoxDrive than normal folder sync/display.

    There are solutions.

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  4. 139 votes

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    14 comments  ·  Help shape the future of Box » Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Thanks for the feedback! Users already have the ability to selectively sync (mark content for offline access) today in Box Drive. What I believe you’re asking for is a curated view of content you select to show up in Box Drive. That’s something we’re considering as we think about how to solve the content sprawl issue in Box Drive.

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  5. 317 votes

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    77 comments  ·  Help shape the future of Box » Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    We are currently not planning to implement this feature and will continue to prevent all Box Drive results from appearing in Explorer/Finder searches.

    Box Drive does not download the all of the metadata (File name, folder structure, etc.) of your Box content. Instead, it is downloaded on demand and then evicted when it is no longer relevant. This eviction process is not visible to users and it is not easily predictable. This would cause the search results in Explorer/Finder to be inconsistent for users – sometimes they would find a file and other times they may not if the metadata and file were evicted.

    We have chosen not to download all of the metadata (and then keep it up to date with changes) as this can result in a large performance, storage and bandwidth tax which is not scalable – especially in environments where users interface with millions of files/folders.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Can you at least allow local (spotlight/windows search) searching for files & folders marked for Offline use?

    Files marked Offline should work like sync files and actually be present in the filesystem not just in some encrypted cache. Having actual files would solve a bunch of other problems as well (like not being able to redirect Windows profile folders up to Box ).

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  7. 12 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Help shape the future of Box » Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Even better might be to automatically translate prohibited characters into legal characters for the local filesystem. BoxDrive on Mac could translate the colon character into a hyphen before presenting it to the file system while keeping the illegal character on the web-side, for instance.

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  8. 31 votes

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    not planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Help shape the future of Box » Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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